Volume III, Number 2
STOUT STATE COLLEGE, MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN
March i, 1956
Front view of Stout's neiu residence hall for women. With interior work well underway, it is expected that the
structure will be completed, decorated, and furnished for occupancy in September.
NEW RESIDENCE HALL FOR WOMEN
Good progress in being made in the construction
of a new residence hall for the women of Stout
State College. The structure, which will house 134
coeds and a . resident head, is being built between
Tainter Hall and Tainter Annex. The former din-
ing hall attached to Tainter Hall was removed last
The entire structure is now enclosed. The boiler
has been installed and the heating system is being
completed. A crew is finishing the lathing of the
rooms, followed by another crew which is comple-
ting walls and ceilings.
Because of the size and complexity of the ground
floor area, much work still remains there. The floor
itself is complete and tile for the area is being laid
out. The ground floor will contain a cafeteria line,
dining space for 250 persons, tea room, ironing
center and many other facilities.
Following completion of present projects, instal-
lation Of millwork will begin. Much additional time
will also be required for laying of tiling in the up-
per floors and for interior decoration. Furniture is
now being selected for early delivery.
When completed, the red brick structure will
have three exposed floors from the Broadway side.
Four floors, including the glassed-in dining area,
will overlook Lake Menomin toward the east.
Feb. 12 Starts Sadie Hawkins Week
25 "S" Club Carnival
Mar. 6 H. E. Club Style Show
17 FOB Stunt Night
Apr. 23 SSS Tour Begins
May 2 Symphonies Spring Concert
5 Junior Prom
Sig Tau Dinner
11 Hyperian Dinner Dance
12 Delta Kappa Dinner Dance
Phi Sig Dinner Dance
18 PA Dinner Dance
19 ASA Dinner Dance
Tri Sigma Dinner Dance
25 FOB Dinner Dance
June 1 Commencement
SUMMER SESSION BEGINS JUNE 25
This summer a nationally-known educator in
project development and design, Dr. Robert A.
Tinkham, assistant professor of industrial educa-
tion at the University of Illinois, will teach "Pro-
ject Development." Because of his reputation in
this educational area, he has been invited to con-
duct summer workshops at Utah State College,
North Carolina State College, Iowa State College,
and the U of Minnesota. He has already been
nsked to repeat his workshop, at Utah State in
Dr. Tinkham earned his master's and doctor's
degrees for his work in industrial arts design at
the U of Minn. Since 1954 he has been in charge of
the "Project Design" series for "School Shop",
national publication of industrial educators. Dr.
Tinkham has also addressed the AVA and the gen-
eral session of the Michigan Industrial Education
NEWS FROM PLACEMENT CHAIRMAN
Mr. Frank Belisle, the new placement chairman
at Stout State College has just released the follow-
ing information regarding the new January grad-
Six women graduates with the Bachelor of
Science degree in Home Economics Education, are
beginning their teaching careers in January, 1956,
at an average salary of $3466.00 for a nine month
school year. Five are locating in Wisconsin and
one is in Minnesota.
Jeanette Bischel who majored in Institutional
Management, has accepted a position with Stouf-
fer's and is to be stationed in Cleveland, Ohio,
Four men have been placed in teaching at an
average beginning salary of $4000.00. Most of
them have advanced training. Three are locating
in Wisconsin and one is going to Nebraska.
Mathias Brejcha has signed with General Mo-
tors Institute at Flint, Mich. Donald Landsverk is
to be with the Minnesota Mining and Mfg. Co. in
St. Paul, and James Stepp is with Western Elec-
tric in Chicago.
Students attending summer session at Stout state col-
lege will probably become very familiar with this view of
the neiv library.
DID YOU KNOW?
— that the student enrollment at Stout for year
of 1955 - 56 is over 1000.
— that the name of the tower building is BOW-
— that the name of the home economics building'
is HARVEY HALL.
— that the present freshman enrollment at Stout
— that Stout home college basketball games are
played in the new high school gymnasium.
— that the present student fees at Stout for Wis-
consin residents is only $65 per semester.
— that the present out-of-state tuition for a reg-
ular school year at Stout is only $75.
n'^ hat the ^ ew gaming board for Stout State
Co ege is called the Board of Regents of State
— that 179 master's degrees have been awarded
by Siout during the past three years.
— that a total of 684 industrial arts shop vacan-
cies were, reported to Stout during 1955.
— that a total of 361 home economics vacancies
were reported to Stout during 1955.
— that 5 foreign countries are represented in
Stout's present enrollment.
— that Stout leads all other Wisconsin State Col-
leges in the number of out-of-state students ! 186
is the total and this is 110 more than the next col-
lege, La Crosse.
DO YOU KNOW that right in your community
there at least half ,& dozen promising young people
who should go on to college - AT STOUT ? And do
you know that you can be doing a little proselytiz-
ing? You know the kind of men and women we
need and want. How about passing on the good
word about the many advantages of STOUT
STATE COLLEGE, •
SYMPHONICS WILL TOUR
On Saturday, April 21, 110 students of Stout
State College will scramble for seats on the three
Greyhound buses waiting at the circle entrance.
They, the Stout Symphonic Singers, will be off on
another spring concert tour. All but two of the
concerts this year will be in Wisconsin, so the
group hopes to see many of you Wisconsin- Stout
Here's a listing of the concert appearances :
------ 8: 00 PM
27 Crystal Lake
27 St. Charles
By the way the final tour concert at Milwaukee
will be given in the Auditorium of the Milwaukee
State College. This concert is being sponsored by
the Milwaukee Stout Alumni Association, so we
hope that all of you alumni within driving dis-
tance of Milwaukee will plan on being there.
During last year's tour to Florida, it was a
great pleasure for the group to meet Stout alumni
all along the way. This year they hope to see many
of their old friends and to gain new friends among
the Wisconsin Stout alumni.
Prompt library service is assured through the well-
arranged circulation lobby, -which opens into the large
general reading room.
ANOTHER SPRING TOUR
Students, alumnae and friends will have an-
other opportunity to travel together by train,
plane and ship to far away places for an Easter
Vacation in the sun. Alice and Alyce Tours, under
the direction of Dr. Alice Kirk and Mrs. Alyce
Vanek, have planned a ten-day tour to include
Florida, Nassau and Cuba. Last year's tour, under
their direction, included a ten-day visit to Puerto
Leaving Menomonie Junction on March 30 this
year, the group will ride the "400" to Chicago
dine at the Kungsholm Restaurant, and leave by
train for Tampa, Florida. After an early morning
swim and breakfast in the sun, the travelers will
enjoy a sight-seeing trip of Tampa and St. Peters-
burg and then go by bus inland through the phos- .
phate mining section of Florida. They will visit
the Cypress Gardens and continue their tour by
boat through the Gardens to enjoy the famous
Water Ski Exhibition.
The remainder of the Florida trip will include
motoring through the orange grove to Bok Sing-
ing Tower, where the bells will be chiming in
honor of Easter Saturday. There will also be a
visit to the Mountain Lake Sanctuary and a drive
through the Everglades along the shores of Lake
Okeechobee to Miami, where the party will stay
at one of the fine Miami Beach Hotels.
Easter morning the group will attend church. In
the afternoon there will be a sight-seeing trip of
Miami, including Miami Beach. Hialea Pace Track,
and Millionaires' Row.
On Monday the group will fly to Nassau where
they will enjoy swimming, sight-seeing and a boat
trip to Paradise Beach. Returning by plane to
Miami on April 6, the visitors will board the S.S.
Florida for an overnight cruise to Havana with
dinner, dancing and fun on board. In Cuba the
tour party will spend a day at the U of Cuba, have
lunch and visit with foreign students there, and
have time for swimming and relaxation. The re-
turn trip by train will bring the tour back to Me-
nomonie on April 8.
Alumnae wishing information about the trip
may contact Dean Kirk, Stout State College.
MILWAUKEE CHAPTER MEMBERS MEET
This group held their annual Xmas party at the
Bohemian Hall in Milwaukee on the evening of
December 28. The evening was spent visiting with
friends, dancing to a four piece band, and eating a
large lunch which was served by members of the
During this party the group also held their an-
nual election. The new officers for this year are
President Clarence Uranker
Vice Pres -..Chuck Jorgenson
Secretary Dean Cornwell
Treasurer ...Jerry Zelenka
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But even a library has its informal settings. A display
area in the circulation lobby and a browsing room are
popular spots for leisure moments.
ROBERT SWANSON RECEIVES Ph. D.
Recently granted a doctorate of philosophy by
the University of Minnesota has been Robert
Swanson, assistant professor of industrial educa-
tion at Stout State College. Bob holds both the
bachelor of science and master of science in indus-
trial education from Stout.
For his dissertation, Dr. Swanson chose "The
Operational Definition and Measurement of Edu-
cational Philosophy." Following preparation of an
operational definition of "educational philosophy"
and construction of an instrument to measure the
educational philosophies of teachers, Swanson
then administered an "Inventory of Viewpoints
on Education" to graduate students in education
at three colleges and universities.
Findings of the study were then based upon a
comparison of the emphases and degrees of ex-
tremeness of the viewpoints of the various groups
Bob also is the inventor of a new machine which
will duplicate the industrial operations of mechan-
ical, air pressure, and vacuum three-dimensional
forming of sheet plastics.
Although such processes have been used com-
mercially for about five years the forming of plas-
tics in industrial arts departments of schools has
remained largely a handicraft because school shops
did not have equipment capable of properly and
efficiently forming this relatively new material.
Bob first demonstrated the completed press to
the 1955 convention of the American Vocational
Association, recently meeting in Atlantic City.
The machine is being manufactured by the
O'Neil-Irwin Co. of Lake City, Minn., makers of
Di-Arco equipment. Plastic presses for sale to
schools are expected to be on the market in March.
COLLEGE EDUCATION PAYS OFF
Over a lifetime the average college graduate can
expect to receive about $100,000 more income
than the average high school graduate. Paul Glick
and Herman Miller, Bureau of the Census, report-
ed to the American Sociological Society recently.
The direct and indirect costs of a college education
were roughly estimated at $9,000. These figures
derived from a census of the male population taken
in 1950 and from a forthcoming study of the U. S.
Office of Education.
Census data indicated that an investment in an
additional year of schooling at each educational
level is accompanied, on the average, by an annual
increment rise from about $150 per year of add-
itional schooling at the elementary school level
to about $500 per year of schooling at the college
The Graduate Studies program continues its
steady growth. There have been 87 enrolled dur-
ing the first semester and 55 enrolled for the sec-
ond semester. Six were graduated at the end of
the first semester and it is anticipated that 21
will be granted the M.S. degree in June, with the
usual larger number following at the end of the
summer session. It is interesting to note that the
enrollment of women jumped from six the first
semester to 15 the second semester.
During this year the graduate students enrolled
presented undergraduate degrees from seven col-
leges other than Stout. The home, addresses of the
graduate students spread throughout seven states,
the Territory of Hawaii, and the Phillipines.
STUDENTS' APPLICATIONS COMING IN
Mr. Frank J. Belisle, Registrar and Placement
Chairman, states that applications for admission
for the 56-57 school year are already being re-
ceived from high school seniors who will graduate
The first applications came from Alice Cramer
of Big Rapids, Michigan, and William Hills of
Mr. Belisle also states that there is a contrast
between applications which are received early and
those that- are submitted at the last moment.
Applications which are received early reflect a
stability of purpose while late applications usually
show a lack of well-formulated goals.
DETROIT INDUSTRIAL PROMOTIONS
Harland Woodworth '35 is Manager of Sales
Training Department for the Ford Motor Com-
pany. Tractor and Implement Division.
Francis Shaw '35 is Suggestion Director for
new department and very interesting.
Dean Brown '39 is Technical Supervisor of
Training for Chrysler Corporation.
Frank F. Mann '31 is Supervisor of Management
Development, Chrysler Division, Chrysler Corp-
REPORT FROM DETROIT
From Detroit, Royal Oak, Pontiac, Franklin Vil-
lage, Farmington, Birmingham, Huntington
Woods, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe, Ferndale, and
other suburbs 91 of the Metropolitan Stout Alumni
got together for their annual mid-winter, January
27, meeting of fun. They took advantage of the
fact that they live close to the Ford Greenfield
Village in Dearborn, and spent the evening in the
historic CLINTON INN, one of the show places
of the Village. The Inn is furnished with maple,
hickory, pine, and oak drop-leaf tables and chairs.
(Usable authentic antiques)
After a dinner of roast beef to apple pie the
tables were pushed aside and Ira Madden, chair-
man of the party, introduced his committee: Bill
and Helen Smith, Sam and Irene Smith, and Mrs.
Emma Madden. Then, he acknowledged the officers
for 1955-56, Charles Strong, president; Charles
Pizzini, vice president; James Christopherson,
secretary-treasurer; and Orvetta Moltzau, corres-
Mr. Madden presented a serving tray to the a-
lumni and had all the people sign it and the year
they graduated. He planned to have it varnished
and polished and then sent to Stout State College
as a memo to the occasion.
A quintet of college men from Albion College
were a delightful feature for the enjoyment of the
Alumni. One of the men, Jim Olson, who sang with
the quintet, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson.
Then Mr. Madden provided the women with pa-
per and pencil and threw questions to them about
Stout State College. (There seemed to be quite a
bit of helpful whispers from the male alumni.)
The correct answers to the 38 questions were quite
enlightening. The papers were handed in,, and
without grading, each lady was given a woodshop
prize of her choice for working so hard on the test.
Doctor Harold Silvius showed slides of the 1956
Campus, Student Life and Menomonie with edited
comments from Stout. The alumni present enjoyed
the slides with nostalgic sighs of the outgoing
girls dorm, whistles at the students posed in the
pictures, rah rahs for the homecoming floats, (Yea
F.O.B.) and pride in the new campus buildings.
With the chairs set aside several squares of
square dancing were begun. Bridge, gossip and
social dancing kept most of the alumni engaged
in activity until the mid-night curfew.
REMAINING BASKETBALL GAMES
Feb. 10 Whitewater State (there)
11 Stevens Point State (there)
18 Superior State
25 LaCrosse State (there)
27 River Falls? State
A son, Michael Edwin, Oct 12, to Mr. and Mrs.'
John Gresch (Marcy Sander '47) of Waukesha,
A daughter, Janet Emily, Feb. 11, 1955, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jacque Beers '49 of St. Louis, Missouri.
A daughter, Kelly Patrice, Aug. 1, to Mr. and
Mrs. Dean Gilmore (Lila Danielson'45) of Holly-
A boy, Joseph Pat, Oct. 1955, to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Berg '52 of Middleton, Wisconsin.
A daughter, Lynette Marie, July 1, to Mr. and
Mrs. Gerald Cook '50 of Cloquet, Minnesota. (Wife
is former Elaine Smith who attended Stout for
A daughter, Sally Marie, Jan. 15, 1956, to Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence (Bud) Ryder '53 of Ladysmith,
Wisconsin. (Former Beverly. Brehmer '52)
A boy arrived on Jan.l at the Mr. and Mrs. Ro-
bert Spinti's. (Both are grads of 1954.) They live
at Russell, Minnesota.
A daughter, Julie Jean, December 23, to Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Thomas '49 of Wausau, Wisconsin.
(Former Verena Price '48)
A boy, Jon Patrick,Jan. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Woolley '51 of Racine, Wisconsin.
A son, Richard Prince, January, 1956, to Mr. and
Mrs. D. B. Dixon (Dean Peddycoart '43) of Long
Island, New York.
A daughter, January 22, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Krall '53 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A son, Richard Carol, January 18, to Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Neubauer (both grads of '38) of Chi-
cago Heights, Illinois.
Proper planning of Stout's new library has made avail-
able individual study carrells for ready access to resource
materials and also privacy for maximum accomplishment.
Afi.rj' Alary MCalmont, emeritus faulty member, and
Dr. Guy Salyer ivith President Fryklund cut a cake
commemorating Dr. Fryklund' s tenth anniversary as head
of the college.
GRAD TAKES FOREIGN ASSIGNMENT
Merlin Ekern (B^S. 34) is on a foreign assign-
ment helping the Chinese Nationalist Government
set up a Veterans Administration Program for
Disabled Veterans. He is with the George Fry and
Associates, Management Consultants who have a
contract with the Chinese Government through
the I. C, A. of the U. S. State Department.
The division of Home Economics and the State
Brd. of Voc. and Adult Education have completed
arrangements for the scheduling of a workshop
of national importance at Stout State College
this June. The workshop under the direction of
Dr. Paul Popenoe and Mr. Roy Dickerson, will be
concerned with Education and Counseling in
Family Relations and with Mental Health.
Dr. Popenoe is internationally-known as the
founder and director of the American Institute of
Family Relations and is recognized throughout
the United States for his books, magazine articles,
columns, and radio and TV programs on family
Roy Dickerson, noted author of books on sex
education for young children, teaches Methods of
Education for Family Life at the U of Cincinnati.
This workshop will be conducted during the
week of June 18 - 23, preceding the regular sum-
mer session. It will carry both graduate and under-
graduate credit. The content of the course will be
of special interest to parents, school administra-
tors, teaches, physicians, nurses, clergymen,
church school workers, social workers and young
people considering marriage.
Early registration is suggested and additional
information can be obtained by writing to: Dr.
Alice J. Kirk, Dean, Division of Home Economics,
Stout State College, Menomonie, Wisconsin,
A recent questionnaire completed by freshmen
students at Stout State College showed that a
large number of present freshmen entered Stout
because of the influence of high school teachers.
This study proved very conclusively that one of
Stout's most influential recuiting services is alum-
ni who are well satisfied with the Stout education
which they themselves received.
It is our hope that you can provide us with the
names of students whose interests and aptitudes
appear suitable for professional education in home
economics and industrial education. Then we will '
refer them to the Director of Student Personnel
who will send them necessary application.
Blank spaces are provided on the bottom of the
attached information form for submitting names
of prospective students.
NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
Three men joined the faculty of the Industrial
Education division at the opening of the second
Edwin W. Dyas, instructor in woodworking,
holds his bachelor of science from the University
of Nebraska and his Master's from the University
After earning a bachelor of arts degree, with
highest honors at Fairmont State College, Fair-
mont, W. Va., Harold H. Halfin completed his
master of science at Stout. He is instructor in ma-
Marvin M. Kufahl, instructor in sheet metal, is
also a graduate of Stout State College. Last se-
mester he was an assistant instructor in metal-
Dear Grads :
We hope you've enjoyed the preceding report
about the goings-on around your alma mater. We
also hope you enjoy the news of your former
friends in the weekly Stoutonia. In order to con-
tinue this information service we need your help.
Won't you take a couple minutes of your time and
tell us something about the recent activities of
you and your family ? The attached form and the
enclosed postage-free envelope are for your con-
venience. Do it now! Your friends are depending
on you! Don't worry about punctuation— just tell
us something about yourself and your family.
Last year only 227 persons out of a total of 1472
returned the information blank form as requested.
Surely we can do better than that this year.
Remember it will only take two or three minutes
of your time and that just jotting down where you
are and what you are doing will be news to a great
number of your friends.
Come on gang! Let's make the returns 100%
this year and help us keep you and your friends